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Slowing down Arizona’s budget rollercoaster (access required)

Arizona’s recent budget history looks a lot like a rollercoaster. During years with strong economic growth, state politicians allow spending to shoot up to unsustainably high levels. Then, during economic slowdowns, when revenues fall off, state spending goes crashing downward. On a theme-park rollercoaster, the screaming during the big drop means people are having fun ...

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This is Tombstone’s Oriental Saloon, photographed in the 1930s after its conversion for use as a drug store.

The Oriental Saloon (access required)

Owned by Jim Vizina, its bar and restaurant rented to Cochise County Supervisor M.E. (Milt) Joyce, the Oriental was considered Tombstone’s finest saloon. “Last evening,” ...